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I had rather be fishing

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, Sleeps 6

2000 square foot private Kentucky Lake front home. Beautiful views

of Jonathan Creek bay from every room. Great kitchen with grainte countertops. Twenty by thirty-five foot great

room with floor to ceiling windows facing the lake and wood burning

fireplace for chilly nights. Deck and screened porch facing lake. Satellite internet. Sits on approximately 3 1/2 acres plus TVA land. Great for families, duck hunters, fishermen, etc. For additional pictures visit our facebook page 'I had rather be fishing' and click on photos. Contact information is available there as well, If I do not respond within 12 hours, your message may not have reached me. If I do not respond quickly or if you prefer not to book through the website, you may reach me directly through abelesand@aol.com. Long term rentals welcome as well. Contact me directly for a quote.


Owner
Melinda
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Melinda

I grew up in Mayfield KY about 20 miles from the lake. I now live in St Louis MO. My husband and I built this house so that we could visit our aging parents without the hassle of packing and unpacking all of the time and with a view toward retiring there someday. The house was built for us, not as an income property so it has many touches that other available houses do not have - huge fireplace, oversized windows overlooking the lake, high end appliances, high ceilings, tall doors,maple and cherry floors in the bedrooms, cherry handrails, large yard (3+ acres) etc. After 3 of our parents died, we no longer came to the lake as often but could not bear to sell the house where we had spent so much quality time and where our grandchildren had made so many memories. We decided to rent our house through Homeaway to defray the cost of keeping our part time home and so that others could create great memories there as well.

Melinda purchased this house in 1998

Why Melinda chose Kentucky

Since we live in a large city, we wanted a place that was away from the hustle and bustle. We found that here. The house sits on 3 acres plus TVA land. We have deer and other wildlife everywhere. At night the stars are very bright and unobstructed by light pollution. You hear the sounds of nature instead of the rumble of cars.

What makes this house unique

We love that you can see the lake from every room of the house. It just embraces the lake. Additionally the bathrooms have views of the woods. Sitting on the deck at night with a fire or watching the moon rise over the lake is a priceless treat. Kids can play in the woods or yard and you do not have to worry about them. It is just a good place to be..

Amenities

Benton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Master bath has jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Second bath has a shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Master bedroom with king sized memory foam bed and private bath with Jacuzzi. Deck from both the master bedroom and great room overlooking lake. Second bedroom with king sized bed, bath and screened porch. Third bedroom upstairs with King sized memory foam bed and half bath. Tile and hardwood floors throughout. Soaring ceilings and skylights. Private boat dock with deck,half under roof,and 100 foot fishing pier.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
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I had rather be fishing
average rating of 4.95 based on 60 reviews
Atlanta , GA
5

The Great Eclipse

  • 5 of 5

The home and property are everything advertised and much more . We stayed with one of our sons and his three small boys . It is VERY fully equipped and located in a beautiful setting . We will return !

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. What a great opportunity to see the Great American Eclipse over the lake with people you love! Thank you for the review. We always appreciate feedback.
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5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever.. Don't want to go home. The house was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home was really nice, large and accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit to the home and property. The house is really beautiful and the dock was a great spot to relax. The only thing that set me back a bit was the lack of cleanliness of the house. I'm just a clean freak tho and it is a lake home. So I was able to overlook that for the location and the beauty of the place.

It's truly a GREAT spot and we ALL enjoyed our visit! Also the owner was always quick to respond to us and was very accommodating to allow us early entry and a later check out. Thank you Melinda!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you all enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that you were less than thrilled with our housekeeping. As you stated, you arrived early and stayed late. That is a frequent thing in the summer when guests are excited to begin their vacation and then, at checkout, are not ready to leave. We generally have a maximum 4 hour turnaround from one group of guests to the next. As a result deep cleaning is impossible in the summer and there is no time to wash the huge windows, the woodwork and mow the 3 acre yar on a shorter time frame. We allow pets and in the country it is dusty in the summertime. Some things may get missed. We aim to make our guests happy. Had you let us know, we would have had any deficiencies you found corrected.
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5

Excellent home rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for six days with our four adult children. The pictures do not do it any justice. The house is ABSOLUTELY beautiful and has everything you need and more. There is plenty of space inside and out. The outside deck and the dock are a great gathering place. They have two grills - a gas and a Weber so my husband was very happy with that. The beds were super comfortable. Melinda always replied back immediately with any questions we had. Thank you for allowing us to be guests at your house!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place for families.

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here every year for 8 years. We will be back next year too!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alpharetta, GA
5

Fun on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great house, had everything we needed including comfortable beds and a fantastic boat dock! Even the fish cooperated!! We had a fabulous time.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Live it when the fish cooperate.
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Paducah KY
Nearest Barpub
20 Miles
Murray KY
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Kenlake Resort
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-24
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Aurora
Car: necessary

Very private area. Great for getting away from it all. Sleep in the

hammock on the dock. Float in the lake and sun or, if you bring your boat, enjoy boating and tubing/skiing on Jonathan Creek. Fall color is gorgeous. This house is surrounded by woods and is not in a subdivision. Two kayaks available for tenant use. The house is on Jonathan Creek which is one of the large bays of Kentucky Lake, one of the largest manmade lakes in the world.

Other Activities: Boating/fishing (guides available nearby)/ hiking TVA lands around the house and Land Between the Lakes.

Golf: Many golf curses available nearby. Ky Dam golf course is a well maintained 18 hole course. Kenlake has a very nice 9 hole course. Miller Golf Course is operated by Murray State University and is excellent. There are many others available in the area.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

$300 deposit is due at booking. Rental fee is due 15 days before arrival. Refund is subject to re-rental of your dates. Thanksgiving and Christmas rates are $350 per night with 3 night minimum. For monthly stays or longer, contact owner for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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